Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (10 February 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (10 February 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
February 10, 2020


Brazen (adjective) بے حیا، ڈھیٹ، ڈٹ کر سامنا کرنا

bold and without shame.
Example: “he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance”
Synonyms: bold, shameless, as bold as brass, brazen-faced, forward, presumptuous, brash,
Antonyms: timid, shy

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Erect (verb) کھڑا کرنا، بنانا، قائم کرنا

put together and set upright (a building, wall, or other structure).
Example: “the guest house was erected in the eighteenth century”
Synonyms: build, construct, put up, assemble, put together, fabricate, form, manufacture
Antonyms: demolish, dismantle


Reprimand (verb) سرزنش، ملامت، الزام دہی، دھمکانا

address a reprimand to.
Example: “officials were reprimanded for poor work”
Synonyms: rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold
Antonyms: praise, commend, compliment


Dereliction (noun) ترک مال، چھوڑا ہوا، کوتاہی

the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated.
Example: “a 15th-century farmhouse has been saved from dereliction”
Synonyms: dilapidation, disrepair, decrepitude, deterioration, ruin, rack and ruin, abandonment
Antonyms: fulfilment


Rapacious (adjective) شکاری، شکار کھیلنا، عصمت دری

aggressively greedy or grasping.
Example: “rapacious landlords”
Synonyms: grasping, greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, covetous, mercenary, materialistic, insatiable
Antonyms: generous


Henchman (noun) رفیق، ساتھی

a faithful follower or political supporter, especially one prepared to engage in crime or violence by way of service.
Example: “the dictator’s henchman”
Synonyms: follower, supporter, assistant, aide, helper, adjutant, right-hand man, subordinate
Antonyms: leader


Pernicious (adjective) نقصان دہ، مضر، تباہ کن

having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Example: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”
Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious, dangerous Antonyms: beneficial, benign


Hastily (adverb) جلدی سے، پھرتیلا

with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly.
Example: “maybe I acted too hastily”
Synonyms: quickly, hurriedly, in a hurry, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, expeditiously,
Antonyms: slowly, carefully, deliberately


Exacerbate (verb) بگاڑنا، شدید تر، تیز کرنا

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Example: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound, intensify, increase, heighten
Antonyms: calm, reduce


Menace (noun) خطرہ، دھمکی، ڈرانا

a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
Example: “a new initiative aimed at beating the menace of drugs”
Synonyms: danger, peril, risk, hazard, threat, jeopardy
Antonyms: friendly, auspicious


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